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Niagara police officer facing sex charges related to massage business

A Niagara Regional Police Service sign in Niagara Falls, Ont. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. – An officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service is facing sex assault charges related to a massage business he had allegedly been running out of his home in Port Colborne, Ont.

Police say 50-year-old Const. David Kukoly, a 28-year member of the force, faces five counts of sexual assault.

He’s due to appear in court for a bail hearing in St. Catharines, Ont., on Thursday.

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Kukoly, who had been on administrative leave at the time of his arrest, has now been suspended with pay.

The force alleges in a statement that he had been operating a Facebook page under the name Dave Allen, as well as one under the name “Massage by Dave.”

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Investigators are concerned there may be more alleged victims, and they’re urging anyone who received a massage from someone identifying himself as Dave Allen to contact the force.

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“I understand the concern within the community when allegations of this nature surface,” Chief Bryan MacCulloch said in a statement.

“These allegations are deeply concerning, and I encourage other possible victims to come forward with the assurance that our investigators are committed to fully investigating each instance.”

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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